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Good TV Shows for 12 Year Olds

Updated January 15, 2021 11.2k votes 1.6k voters 47.6k views51 items

List RulesVote up the best shows appropriate for a twelve year old to watch.

Guiding what a 12-year-old watches (or at least trying to) can be complicated. They are right on the cusp of tween and teenager, but that doesn't mean they're ready for the heavy teen stuff. If you’ve been looking for good shows for 12-year-olds, this list of the best television series appropriate for kids who are twelve will help find the right balance of fun to watch, age-appropriate and educational shows for 12-year-olds.

A twelve-year-old kid may be almost a teen but they're still technically a tween and aren't necessarily ready to watch shows for older teens. The best shows for twelve-year-olds to watch offer complex stories that only veer as dark as fits the personality of the kid watching. Shows like Supergirl, Bravest Warriors, and One Day At A Time provide challenging storylines balanced with fun and adventure. There aren't many educational shows for 12-year-olds that aren't just the same science documentaries for adults - but there are great talent based reality shows like Project Runway Jr. and Cosplay Melee that can help spark creativity.

Which television shows are the best for 12-year-old kids to watch? Vote up the best shows for 12-year-olds and add any good TV series for 12-year old kids that are missing, then check out more good shows for tweens.

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  • Greenhouse Academy1
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    Greenhouse Academy

    Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts

    Premiered2017

    Greenhouse Academy (Netflix, 2017) is a tween drama television series, based on the Israeli...  more
  • Alexa & Katie2
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    Alexa & Katie

    Paris Berelc, Isabel May

    Premiered2018

    Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham....  more
  • The Flash3
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg...  more
  • The Baby-Sitters Club4
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    The Baby-Sitters Club

    Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph

    Premiered2020

    The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix, 2020) is an American family television series based on the...  more
  • Liv and Maddie5
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    Liv and Maddie

    Dove Cameron, Joey Bragg

    Premiered2013

    Liv and Maddie is an American teen sitcom created by John Beck and Ron Hart and produced by...  more
  • Bunk'd6
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    Bunk'd

    Peyton List, Karan Brar

    Premiered2015

    Bunk'd (Disney Channel, 2015) is an American sitcom and a spinoff of Jessie. Siblings Emma...  more
  • Supergirl7
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed...  more
  • Stuck in the Middle8
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    Stuck in the Middle

    Jenna Ortega, Ronni Hawk

    Premiered2016

    Stuck in the Middle (Disney Channel, 2016) is an American comedy television series developed...  more
  • Anne with an E9
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    Anne with an E

    Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James

    Premiered2017

    Anne with an E (Netflix, 2017) is a Canadian television series created by Moira...  more
  • The Good Place10
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    The Good Place

    Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

    Premiered2016

    The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael...  more
  • SpongeBob SquarePants11
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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    Premiered1999

    SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon, 1999) is an American animated television series created by...  more
  • Diary of a Future President12
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    Diary of a Future President

    Tess Romero, Selenis Leyva

    Premiered2020

    Diary of a Future President (Disney+, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by...  more
  • Andi Mack13
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    Andi Mack

    Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush

    Premiered2017

    Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7,...  more
  • Wolfblood14
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    Wolfblood

    Aimee Kelly, Bobby Lockwood

    Premiered2012

    Wolfblood is a British fantasy/supernatural drama television series aimed at teens. It is a...  more
  • Agent Carter15
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    Agent Carter

    Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy

    Premiered2016

    Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for...  more
  • Animaniacs16
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    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

    Premiered2020

    Animaniacs (Hulu, 2020) is an American animated comedy show created by Tom Ruegger and a...  more
  • The Astronauts17
    The Astronauts (Nickelodeon, 2020) is an American children's adventure television series...  more
  • Regular Show18
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    Regular Show

    J.G. Quintel, William Salyers

    Premiered2010

    Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon...  more
  • Black-ish19
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    Black-ish

    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Premiered2014

    Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony...  more
  • Fresh Off the Boat20
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    Fresh Off the Boat

    Constance Wu, Randall Park

    Premiered2015

    Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka...  more
  • One Day at a Time21
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    One Day at a Time

    Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell

    Premiered2017

    One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of...  more
  • Group Chat22
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    Group Chat

    Annie LeBlanc, Jayden Bartels

    Premiered2020

    Group Chat With Annie and Jayden (Nickelodeon, 2020) is a talk show television series hosted...  more
  • Secrets of Sulphur Springs23
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    Secrets of Sulphur Springs

    Kelly Rae Caudle, Landon Gordon

    Premiered2021

    Secrets of Sulphur Springs (Disney Channel, 2021) is an American mystery family television...  more
  • The Hardy Boys24
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    The Hardy Boys

    Alexander Elliot, Rohan Campbell

    Premiered2020

    The Hardy Boys (Hulu, 2020) is an American comedy-drama mystery based on the original novel...  more
  • On Pointe25
    On Pointe (Disney+, 2020) is an American docu-series created by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard,...  more